Her playing was heard nightly on television in shows such as: Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-
O, Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons and Dallas. The list of film composers
with whom she has collaborated includes the most distinguished names in music today.
Composer John Williams, arguably the most honored film composer in history, refers
to Ms. DiTullio as being “in the very front rank among the world’s great flutists”.
Her playing can be heard on the albums of recording stars Barbra Streisand, Frank
Sinatra and Tony Bennett, Kenny G and Michael Jackson. She has performed on numerous
classical recordings ranging from chamber music to a concerto album with the English
Chamber Orchestra. Ms. DiTullio was the recipient of the “Most Valuable Player”
award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the years 1975-
and received the Emeritus Award in 1980.
While continuing her busy recording career, Ms. DiTullio has held the Principal Flute
position in many Los Angeles area orchestras, including the Pacific Symphony, the
Pasadena Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
. A partial list of orchestras with which she has appeared as soloist includes the
Boston Pops, the Pacific Symphony, the Pasadena Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber
Orchestra, the Mexico City Symphony and the Carmel Bach Festival.
Louise has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, the
Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and California Sate University at Fullerton.
Several of her students now occupy the Principal Flute chairs in a number of major
symphony orchestras and fill the ranks of working flutists throughout the country.
Ms. DiTullio now divides her time between Los Angeles and Oregon, where she and her
husband, trumpet player Burnette Dillon, reside in the countryside of the beautiful
If you’ve been to the movies in the past 40 years, chances are you’ve heard the flute
artistry of Louise DiTullio. One of the most widely heard flutists today, she has
performed over a thousand motion picture and television scores in a career that spans
Born into a musical family, Louise was the fourth DiTullio to join the Los Angeles
Philharmonic Orchestra before reaching the age of 20, following in the footsteps
of her father and two uncles. During this same period, Louise performed as Principal
Flute with the Columbia Symphony, recording many of Igor Stravinky’s works under
the baton of the composer. After six years with the Philharmonic, she found success
in all aspects of the recording world.